Cessna Offers Extended Avionics Warranty for G1000-equipped Propeller Aircraft

July 28, 2008

Oshkosh, WI - July 28, 2008 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it will offer the Garmin® FliteLevel Extended Warranty™ for G1000® integrated avionics systems on Cessna Models 172, 182, 206, 208, 350 and 400.

Garmin’s FliteLevel Extended Warranty offers complete system-wide maintenance protection for everything from cockpit displays to remote Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), giving owners comprehensive protection against unexpected product failures when their standard two-year factory warranty expires.

“We’re pleased to offer our retail customers this extended warranty program. We will have representatives at the Cessna exhibit at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture 2008 to assist our customers who want to learn more about the program,” said Peter Wilkinson, Cessna’s vice president, Cessna Parts Distribution.

The extended warranty will provide up to a maximum of five years coverage from the original aircraft warranty start date with no flight hour limitations. It will also include the same benefits as the original aircraft warranty - parts, labor at the posted shop rate and freight - and is transferable with the sale of the aircraft to which it applies.

The extended warranty program for propeller-driven Cessnas will be available Sept. 1, 2008, and can be purchased exclusively through the worldwide network of more than 350 independent Cessna authorized service facilities.

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2007, Cessna delivered 1,272 aircraft, including 387 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $5 billion. Cessna has a current backlog of $16 billion through June 30, 2008. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some 190,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered to nearly every country in the world. The global fleet of more than 5,200 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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